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Are you expecting a new baby? Concerned about how your child(ren) will react? Check out these books to get ready for the new addition to your family.

There’s Going to be a Baby

Burningham, John

A young boy imagines what life will be like when his new sibling arrives.

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What’s in there? : all about before you were born

Harris, Robie H.

Follows the adventures of young Gus and Nellie, who watch their mother's pregnancy and anticipate the arrival of a new sibling while learning engaging facts about how unborn babies develop.

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The Very Tiny Baby

Kantorovitz, Sylvie

A very young boy tells his teddy bear about his mixed feelings over the premature birth of his new sibling, and his guilty resentment at the adult's preoccupation with the tiny baby.

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The New Baby

Packard, Mary

A boy is a little jealous of his new baby brother until mommy gives him a hug and the new baby gives him a smile.

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Cilla Lee-Jenkins: future author extraordinaire (chapter book for ages 7+)

Tan, Susan author.

No one in Cilla's family really understands what it is like to be her, and while that bothers her, she is not looking forward to sharing her family-or anything else-with the new baby who is on the way.

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Hello in there! A big sister’s book of waiting

Witek, Jo, 1968-

Combines lighthearted illustrations and interactive flaps in a whimsical tale about a soon-to-be older sibling's happy anticipation of a new baby that compels her to sing loudly to her mother's tummy and describe everything that is waiting in the outside world.

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